Thursday, August 29-Saturday, November 9, 2019
The enormous and ever-increasing profusion of information and data that surrounds us is explored in this exhibition suite by three artists whose work incorporates technology-based media to transform data into three-dimensional form.
Daniel Canogar (Madrid), Yorgo Alexopoulos (Los Angeles), and Jim Campbell (San Francisco) incorporate various technologies such as electronics, LEDs (light emitting diodes), computer-generated algorithms, video, and real-time data sourced from the internet to deliver intriguing sculptural works imbued with light, movement, and a range of significant ideas.
Ruth C. Horton Gallery
Radiant and suffused with the energy of ever-evolving data points
Imbued with rich, luminescent color and flowing abstractions, Daniel Canogar’s art engages us with light, color, movement, and the dynamics of the data-sphere.
Activated by real-time data pulled from the internet, the fluid and ever-changing imagery transmitted through and across Canogar’s sculptures is generated from different environmental and socio-political phenomena occurring around the globe, such as active volcanoes, atmospheric conditions, pollution, and stock market fluctuations.
Miles C. Horton Jr. Gallery
Luminescent yet nebulous, continuous but fleeting—visual impressions that explore the thresholds of time, memory, and perception
With degrees from MIT in both electrical engineering and mathematics, Jim Campbell is an established pioneer and innovator in using technology to create works of art. He works with custom electronics, video, film, light emitting diodes (LEDs), and computers to produce his work. Campbell is renowned for his evocative low-resolution works that merge and transform video footage of moving images into data points of light.
Sherwood Payne Quillen '71 Reception Gallery
A hybrid fusion of digital animation, sound, and sculpture
In Yorgo Alexopoulos’ art, synchronized vistas, color fields, and shifting geometric shapes evolve, unfold, and intersect in continuous motion across high definition LCD screens mounted in steel and aluminum casings. In Conjugated Gradients: Split (2018), the 14-foot-long work on view in this exhibition, Alexopoulos takes video data—landscape footage of land, sea, and sky panoramas—then edits and recombines it with digitally composed and animated sequences of geometric form and swaths of rich color. The results are sweeping visual narratives that speak to archetypal and transcendental themes—nature, its symbolism, and significance.
Curated by Margo A. Crutchfield, curator at large
Pictured at top:
Basin, 2017 (detail)
From the series Echo
Flexible LED tiles, steel, computer, cables, software, and internet connection
12.6 x 57.1 x 37.8 inches
Edition 1 of 3
Image courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery, New York